Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and beyond
April 29 -May 1, 2011
Coinciding with Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, a major exhibition on relics and reliquaries from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, this year’s symposium will address a variety of issues surrounding the cult of saints and relics in Byzantium, the Medieval West, and the Islamic East. It seeks to pose a series of questions that are intended to open new windows onto the cult of saints and relics in Byzantium and beyond.
The symposium will be held at two venues, Dumbarton Oaks (Friday and Sunday) and The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore(Saturday). Attendees will have the opportunity to visit and explore the Treasures in Heaven exhibition in Baltimore on Saturday and the Cross References exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks on Friday and Sunday.
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